VCC News

Best of the Gold Coast for the Best Veterinary Hospital for 2017

We are very excited to announce that Fairfield County has voted and for the fifth years in a row The Veterinary Cancer Center was selected as the best veterinary hospital on the Gold Coast! Thank you to all that took the time to show their appreciation for all the hard work and dedication that each staff member has shown both you and your pets. 

NORWALK, CT – July 20, 2016 –The Veterinary Cancer Center (The VCC) of Norwalk, Connecticut, announced today, it is merged with the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals family of well-known veterinary hospitals.

Located at 129 Glover Ave, in Norwalk, The VCC was founded in 1998 by Gerald Post, DVM, MEM, DACVIM (Oncology) and is the only specialized veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in animals.

“As the only standalone veterinary hospital solely dedicated to treating cancer in animals, we are constantly seeking new alternatives to treat cancer says Dr. Gerald Post. “We have entered an age where consumer demands on medical advancements is growing. To meet these demands, we needed a partner like Compassion-First Pet Hospitals to help us take the critical next step forward to advance oncology care. Unlike... Read More

Dr. Post is one of the co-founder of a company called Innogenics which provides a genomic test of canine cancer, ordered after standard histopathology; that probes the expression levels of nearly three dozen cancer-related genes. They were just featured in The Scientist and is a fascinating article about Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market - story by By Jenny Rood | October 1, 2016

As people in the pet world are most likely aware of, May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. In light of that Blue Buffalo® has partnered with Dr. Gerald Post, a top-rated veterinary oncologist in order to raise awareness about possible causes, signs and prevention tips to help save more beloved cats and dogs.

It's that time of year again... The VCC needs your help in winning the Moffly Best of the Gold Coast for the 4 year on a row. Please show your support for all the The VCC, and vote for us using the link below. Scroll down till you see "Pets" then "Veterinarian" and then click on "The Veterinary Cancer Center". You can vote mor ethen once using another email address or simply wait until the following day - Click here to vote now!

The Veterinary Cancer Center (VCC) ( is seeking a board-certified or residency trained medical oncologist for a Long Island Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as at location in East End Veterinary Center, NY, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital: Hillsborough, NJ, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital: Mount Laurel, NJ, VRC, PA.

 The VCC has partnered with Compassion-First Pet Hospitals to develop a veterinary cancer center modelled on The Mayo Clinic. Collaboration, patient and client focus and strong sense of community coupled with excellent whole-pet medicine are our goals. 

 The Veterinary Cancer Center was established in 1998 and moved into its current 8,000 sq. ft. home four years ago and is one of the largest stand-alone veterinary cancer centers n the US. We... Read More

Stereotactic radiation (SRT) & Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Stereotactic radiation (SRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) are becoming more readily available for animals. In the past, traditional radiation therapy to treat cancer in pets would usually result in significant side effects and many owners would decide not to pursue treatment because of this. IMRT and SRT are changing the way that we are able to treat cancer in pets, and they have great potential to improve both your pet’s quality and quantity of life. The Veterinary Cancer Center is pleased to be able to offer these treatments for pets with cancer.

What is Stereotactic Radiation or Stereotactic Radiosurgery?

Stereotactic radiation, also known as stereotactic radiosurgery, involves delivering a small number of large radiation doses to the tumor, in the hope of causing maximal tumor damage while limiting the dose to the normal tissues. Usually this is done in 1 to 3 treatments over a short period of time. With stereotactic radiation... Read More

Since 2001, Animal Radio® has been America's "most-listened-to" pet show. Over a 350,000 pet-lovers tune-in weekly on 125 AM-FM radio stations and XM Satellite RadioThe two-hour celebration of our pets is hosted by veteran air-talent Hal Abrams and Judy FrancisThe Animal Radio® Family includes Veterinarian ... Read More

Dear fellow Animal Lover, Everyone who walks into this practice loves their pet, of that we are sure. Despite this, some pet parents do not have the resources to treat their beloved pets. The Veterinary Cancer Center has been a major supporter of a non-profit organization called the Riedel & Cody Fund. This 501(c)3 organization enables pets whose owners cannot afford cancer therapy to receive treatment. The Riedel and Cody Fund has already helped hundreds of pets and pet parents around the country. We at The Veterinary Cancer Center have partnered with the Riedel and Cody Fund to raise money for the local pets and pet owners who need our help. The people of Fairfield and Westchester counties are among the most generous in the world; please join us in helping our neighbors this holiday season. Our pets are part of our family and we would love for everyone who has a pet in our community to be able to do something if their pet is diagnosed with cancer. Riedel and Cody can't do... Read More

Published: August 19, 2015, 5:48 pm | Updated: August 19, 2015, 7:33 pm

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — A breakthrough cancer clinical trial, a vaccine for man’s best friend, could benefit humans as well. Yale School of Medicine has teamed up with The Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk for a clinical trial that could potentially have a huge impact on cancer treatment for dogs as well as their owners. Valo, a friendly pit bull mix, is undergoing treatment at the cancer center and taking part in a breakthrough clinical trial. “I’m excited for him because nothing has ever been offered to any dog before, so it’s really nice to know that there’s something out there,” said Marisa... Read More